Bailey, Mary

Mary Caccavo Bailey

May 11, 1931 - April 28, 2016

Mary Caccavo Bailey of McKinney, Texas died peacefully on April 28, 2016.  She was born to Cataldo and Rosa (Leo) Caccavo in New York, New York, who preceded her in death.  In 1955, Mary married Robert H. Bailey, and together they shared a life that took them to four continents and nine states.  Mary made a home in each location.  

Mary and Bob moved to McKinney in 2000, where they enjoyed a vibrant retirement.  They traveled regularly, and Mary was an active member in the McKinney Area Newcomers’ Club.  She enjoyed reading, politics, cooking, and various card games.  She will be sorely missed by her friends at her Monday night bridge group.

Mary is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Lt. Col. Robert H. Bailey (Ret.); her children, Robert H. Bailey, Jr., and wife Deborah, Mark Daniel Bailey and wife Tanna, and Cynthia Ann Bailey and husband Richard Gibbons, Jr.; seven grandchildren, Gina Bailey, Kristen Pansing and husband Paul, Ryan Bailey, Jenna Bailey, Meghan Gibbons, Richard Gibbons, III, and Anna Gibbons; one great-grandchild, Darby Pansing; and her sister, Nicoletta (Nikki) Geraghty of Reno, Nevada.

A funeral mass will be held Friday, May 6, 2016, at St. Michael’s the Archangel Catholic Church, 411 Paula Road, McKinney, Texas, at 1:00 p.m..  The family will receive friends during a visitation on Thursday evening, May 5, 2016, from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.  Interment will be at Arlington National cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, at a later date.  

Memorials may be made in Mary's honor to St. Michael’s the Archangel Catholic Church in McKinney.

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Mary (Mrs. Bailey!) was a special lady who raised three great humans. She leaves a beautiful legacy. Susan Reines, May 6, 2016 I met Mary through a Euchre card group and shared many fond memories of socializing with her. She was a lovely lady and will be missed. Kathy Darling, May 6, 2016